I am to be prosecuted for speeding - 36mph in a 30 limit in January 2014 by a camera van in a rural location in Dorset. I disputed the charge and submitted evidence that shows the prosecution photographic evidence and the stated location are two entirely different locations. One is woodland on a left hand bend, and the other fields and hedgerows on a straight road! I have a clean driving licence that I intend to keep.
The hearing has just been cancelled again and another new date set for June this year, this is the third time the court has cancelled the hearing, each time resetting a date some 4 – 5 months ahead, is there a time limit that the case can be brought. It seems to me that as they are unable to contest my evidence, they are just going to cancel and reset the hearing indefinitely, is there anything I can do to bring this to an end? Can I impose costs for my time and stress caused by the nonsense evidence and delays?
The first adjournment to allow another case to overrun, I had attended court and waited for two hours before being told. 2nd time to make way for another trial to overrun again, I was notified two days prior. This 3rd time for unforeseen circumstances. Obviously I don't want the stress of this hanging over me for another year, especially when I can prove the prosecution evidence is false.
Actually the letter says my trial date has been vacated due to a 3 day trial to run into 5 days and this date has been chosen so all parties could attend
Is there anything that I can do or am I held at the mercy of intended prosecution at the courts will for as long as they like?
There should be a limit on time passed or number of adjournments or this could drag on indefinitely.
Ok, Thank you for clarifying this for me.